From the September 9, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
"The Sycamore highway commission started this Tuesday the work of widening the high pike just east of the city for which improvement here has been a strong demand since automobile traffic has increased so rapidly.
"About 2,100 feet extending from the turn just east of the city limits to a point 220 feet east of the bridge furthest east, will be widened so that at least two vehicle can pass easily."
The Impact of the Automobile. --RoadDog